Tag Archives: Fish

Emma The Fish

5 Jul

Emma had swimming lessons the past two weeks and I am so proud of this child! She went from being terrified of the water (anything past baby pool point) to swimming like a fish! I owe it all to my amazing Mom and Dad who helped me out with the swim lessons and Erin the amazing swim teacher because it really has made a huge difference in our lives.

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Now I can’t seem to get her out of the pool 😉 After going to the beach this year I really noticed her fear of water. She loves to play with water and in little baby pools and the tub but anything deeper than really terrifies her. We had planned on having her take lessons earlier but with moving throughout the summer we ran out of time!

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This huge transition she has made and in such a quick time has really opened up my eyes. My little girl is growing up and I couldn’t be more proud!

 

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Butterfly Flowers

4 Jul

Last weekend we spent some time with the family and we took Emma to a nursery. Papa was picking out flowers for his deck and wanted to take Emma to see the fishies:


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The first rule of spending the day with Papa is to never go anywhere hungry! If your belly isn’t happy – you aren’t happy!! I personally absolutely LOVE that rule! Emma on the other hand – just likes to make Papa laugh 🙂

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You have to admit they are a cute pair!! It wasn’t that long ago that I was the one holding Papa’s hand in awe of how amazing he is.

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There were huge fans there that Papa kept going by and Emma would laugh and cover her ears. I couldn’t resist getting a shot of this!

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While we were there we had to look for “butterfly” flowers because that’s what she had decided she wanted Papa to get her!

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We took a break from finding the perfect flowers and watched the fish. Emma was mesmerized! 

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The set up for these fish was so gorgeous I couldn’t resist showing it off! If we ever have the spare money to do some extra landscaping these are exactly the kind of rocks I’d love to have framing our gardens.

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One of my favorite flowers 🙂 I love these little puffs of joy!!

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Another stop to see the fish!? I think it’s mandatory! I love Papa and Emma time 🙂

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I stopped to check out the cactus side of the nursery. Emma and I love to check out the little terrariums on Pinterest – this may be a future project for us!

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My little cheeseball making silly faces again 😀

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And here it is! The “Butterfly” flower that Emma chose to take home!

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It’s been a few days and it’s finally sprouting new flowers 🙂 I’m proud of my little gardener!

Hope you all have a wonderful 4th!

 

A Visit to Our Local Aquarium!

3 Mar

Last weekend my sister and I took Emma to the local Aquarium. Every year it has been a tradition to take her to the Zoo and each time we go it so much more fun so when we saw there was an Aquarium we thought that could be our winter tradition since it’s too cold for the Zoo! This was the PERFECT time to take her to. All week we were preparing her with photo’s of fish, teaching her the word fish, and making hilarious fishy faces. Check out the pictures:

 

 

 

Every tank we walked by she screamed “THERE’S FISHIES!” Then in the tanks where she couldn’t see them (the reptile ones) she would say – “Wheres da fishies?” Then there was the alligator tank. There was a white alligator tank that she was mesmerized by! She kept asking to go see the alligator so we walked around in circles about three or four times so she could see everything and scream FISHIES all she wanted 😀

I wish I had gotten her fishy faces on camera – we’ll have to work on that and update it later!

Note to self: Always say yes to adventures with animals and kids. She napped like a queen and was in a great mood all day!

Thanks for stopping by!

 

Love Always,

J

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